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Entry Level Police Officer

Topeka Police Department - Topeka, Kansas

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$37,000.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$38,000.00 annual
$41,745.00 annual

Job Description

Pre-register for the Police Officer Pysical Abilities Test and the Police Officer Selection test at the following web address: http://www.topeka.org/tpd/app_written_exam.shtml Topeka Kansas Police Department is hiring entry level police officers. Testing will be December 4th, 2009 at the Oakland Community Center (801 NE Poplar Topeka, Kansas) Bilingual skills needed. Lateral entries accepted! For more information please visit our web site at http://www.topeka.org/JoinTPD

Additional Information

Benefits Overtime - Hours worked in excess of eight in a day will be paid at time-and-a-half. Shift Differential Pay - Officers assigned to 2nd and 3rd shift receive $.45 additional per hour. Clothing - Officers are furnished all required uniforms and equipment. Holiday Pay - An officer receives 10 paid holidays per year. Medical Insurance - Police personnel have group hospitalization insurance. The premium cost for a single policy is paid by the city and the officer is responsible for the difference of cost between the single and family plans. Personal Leave Days - An officer receives two per year and has the ability to earn up to three additional days with perfect attendance. Sick Leave - One day of sick leave for each month of service (unlimited). The City will, at the time of retirement, pay up to 45 days of sick leave if accrued before the end of 2002, 50 days if accrued by the end of 2003, and 55 days beginning in 2004. Vacation Leave - New officers receive one day of vacation per month for the first four years of service. Days earned increase one quarter day per month in 5-year increments. Officers with the rank of Sergeant and below may carry over a maximum of 40 days into the new calendar year. Days may be carried into the new calendar year. Leave With Pay - Compensatory time earned and emergency leave are available based on considerations and approval of Division commanders. College Reimbursement - The City may reimburse Officers up to $1,000 per year for job-related college courses they enroll in and complete with a “C” average or pass with a pass/fail option. Retirement - Member of the Kansas Police & Fireman's Retirement System. Normal retirement age is 50 with a minimum of 25 years of service. Members contribute 7% of their salary. Monthly benefits for age and service cannot exceed 80% of the final salary. Members are vested in the system at 15 years. Take this link for retirement information directly from the KPERS web site. Veterans’ Benefit Package – If you are a qualified member of the National Guard or Reserve, have you considered using you GI Bill benefits to change careers and make and extra $200-$800 per month, while you are in paid training at the Topeka Police Department Recruit Academy? Contact Recruiting at 368-9490 or the Commission of Veterans Affairs at 296-3976 for details.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 20.5 at time of testing (December 4, 09)
  • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience: None required
Age You must be 21 years of age at the time of appointment (20 1/2 when you take your tests). Education Graduation from a U.S. High School, G.E.D. or equivalent from a U.S. institution that is recognized by the State of Kansas. College is recommended, but not required. Health Requirements You must have no health conditions that would restrict your ability to safely complete Academy training and to perform all aspects of police work. Hearing You must have normal ability to understand speech in noisy areas, understand whispered speech, and be able to localize sounds. Vision Your vision must be correctable to 20/30 in both eyes, with glasses or contact lenses. You must have normal peripheral vision and depth perception. Uncorrected vision of 20/100 in either eye, color blindness, crossed eyes, permanent abnormalities or loss of either eye are cause for rejection. Laser or Radial Karatomy correction is acceptable.

Contact Informaton

Ronald Gish

Topeka Police Department
320 S. Kansas Ave STE 100
Topeka, Kansas 66603
phone: (785) 368-9490

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